I was looking at docking stations in Office Works. This was does so much more than the ones there, and it is cheaper. I have ethernet, wireless USB / keyboard dongle, two external monitors, and a headset plugged into this thing so the only cable that needs to go into my laptop is a micro USB. SO good. It also charges my laptop so no need for that cable. There are still more ports I'm not using so when I add an external harddrive etc i still don't need them into my laptop. With my laptop screen I have 3 monitors with this set up... but i usually keep the laptop closed and tucked under my monitor stand leaving just my 2 externals.